Having launched in the United States for the 2015 model year, the new Chevy Colorado has been a very hot commodity, with demand outstripping supply. And for the 2016 model year, GM is giving the Bowtie’s midsize truck a handful of changes and updates.
To start, the 2016 Chevy Colorado (sadly) loses the Rally Yellow exterior color (pictured), a hue the loss of which we will mourn. What we won’t mourn, however, is the introduction of the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel inline-four cylinder engine. Set to arrive later on in the model year, the oil burner includes an exhaust brake, integrated trailer brake control, and the 2-speed electric transfer case.
On the inside, the 2016 Chevy Colorado gets a color display for the driver information center, while the rear-sliding window becomes standard equipment on Colorados equipped with the LT Convenience Package and the Z71 package.
Check GM’s official RPO-level changes to the 2016 Colorado just below.
- (GCO) Rally Yellow
- (LWN) 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine (Late availability); includes (K40) Exhaust brake, (JL1) Integrated trailer brake controller and (NQ6) 2-speed, electric transfer case
- (UDD) Display, driver instrument information enhanced, multi-color
- (A28) Rear-sliding window is now standard on Z71 and included in (PCM) LT Convenience Package